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Bethel Seminary planted its roots in the Midwest, in Chicago, back in 1871. As we grew, we moved to our current home in St. Paul, remaining planted in the central U.S., and expanded our seminary education to serve students working in population-dense areas on the west coast.

Today, we offer programs through our main campus in St. Paul and a location in San Diego.

In addition, many of our academic programs blend online learning with week long classroom intensives, making them a popular option for students serving throughout the country and the world.

St. Paul

Bethel Seminary 
3949 Bethel Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55112-6998

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The St. Paul campus is our largest—occupying 245 wooded acres on the shore of Lake Valentine. Seminary students enjoy a quiet, serene experience in academic buildings that have been architected to blend into the natural surroundings.

Located in an expansive and diverse metro area, the St. Paul campus gives students quick access to internships throughout the Twin Cities. The abundance of churches and ministry organizations serving in all kinds of settings, from tight-knit urban neighborhoods to large suburban communities, lets students jump right into meaningful hands-on work in their area of interest.

Our students are commuters, taking time from their ministry, work, or family schedules to join their seminary peers on campus for classes, events, and group projects. One of the Bethel childhood development centers is conveniently located nearby to serve seminary families.

Learn more about our programs or get in touch with our admissions office for more information.

San Diego

Bethel Seminary San Diego
6116 Arosa Street
San Diego, CA 92115-3902

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Bethel Seminary San Diego is located on the dynamic Pacific Rim in a thriving city rich with opportunities for intercultural ministry. San Diego's many Hispanic-American, South Asian, and Southeast Asian communities, as well as its proximity to Mexico, give students hands-on experience serving across cultures. It is a region characterized by energetic innovation, frequently giving birth to trends that preview the future of the country and the world.

Plus, with the beautiful Southern California climate, beaches, and mountains, what's not to love?

A wide diversity in age and ministry experience exists among the students. While some students enter seminary immediately following college graduation, others come to seminary in the midst of a career change, sensing God's call to ministry later in life. Bethel Seminary San Diego welcomes such differences and the enrichment they bring to the community. 

Learn more about our programs or get in touch with our admissions office for more information.